Minorities in the Middle East
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Contributing researcher Dr. Özgür Kaymak discusses minority-state relations in Turkey.
“First of all, I am an Egyptian citizen, and afterwards a Christian”: The Coptic Church in Egypt between religion and politics, as reflected on social media
Michael Barak reviews the public discourse among the Coptic community on Egyptian social networking sites, which concerns the involvement of the church and its leader Patriarch Theodore II in political issues.
Guest scholar Dr. Matthieu Cimino explains how the Druze in Suwayda are responding to the Syrian civil war.
MDC Researcher Dr. Itamar Radai explains the local and regional dimensions of recent tension between Muslims and Druze in Israel.
Idan Barir analyzes the unique and precarious position of the Yezidi community in Northern Iraq, in the wake of the ISIS offensive there.
Ben Mendales discusses the potential challenges facing the Shi'i minority within Egypt.
MDC Researcher Dr. Joel D. Parker examines the situation of Syria's Christian minority, who are caught in the middle of a bloody civil war.